Internet download Transfer Rate

  nickr 15:49 02 Apr 2006

I'm on cable broadband from NTL. Connection speed is 10Mbps. Whenever I download video files from the internet, the transfer rate is usually around 125kb/sec, and a 120Mb file takes about 20mins to download. This seems very slow to me, and would expect files to download faster. Do you think it's correct?

  Stuartli 15:50 02 Apr 2006

That's about on the button for top 1MB download speeds.

  Stuartli 15:51 02 Apr 2006

If you have a basic broadband modem, top speed handling capability is 8MB.

Not sure about cable types though.

  VoG II 15:52 02 Apr 2006

What speed do you get if you run click here

  nickr 16:00 02 Apr 2006

VOG - result was 1850.7kbps

  terryf 16:11 02 Apr 2006

At the end of the day, download speeds often depend on the server providing them, how many other people are downloading that file as well as your own b'band connection. You should not always expect to download at the speed your provider says is the download speed. If you want to check the nominal download speed of your connection, there are a number of speed-checkers that you can find with google

  gooberfish 16:13 02 Apr 2006

try click here

click on

it will give you a speed test of your connection

  nickr 16:25 02 Apr 2006

thanks gooberfish. That came out at 1865kbps.

  ACOLYTE 18:06 02 Apr 2006

Mine was 1936kbps that was with me and my son both doing the test at the same time.He got 1911Kbps.

  Stuartli 18:11 02 Apr 2006

>>That came out at 1865kbps.>>

More like it.

  ACOLYTE 18:17 02 Apr 2006

Shouldnt he be faster with a 10Mb conn? i get 1900+ with 2Mb.

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